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Piran, Slovenia..

Blink, and you might miss this tiny point on Slovenia's coastline. But there's much to see here, including clusters of Mediterranean-style homes, charming narrow streets, and the elaborate Church of St. George located at water's edge. If you look out across the Adriatic Sea, there's a good chance you'll spot the coast of Italy.


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Belfast, Ireland, is the epicenter of Titanic attractions, with the newly opened Titanic Belfast museum, housed in a stunning building located on the slipways where the “Ship of Dreams” was built. 960 1280

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On April 8, 2012, the MS Balmoral -- operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, whose parent company (Harland and Wolff) built the Titanic -- will set sail from Southampton, UK, on what is being billed as “the Titanic Memorial Cruise.” 960 1280

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It's a long way from any ocean, but Titanic museums in Branson, MO, and in Pigeon Forge, TN, have seen more than 7 million visitors since 2006 and house some of the largest permanent collections anywhere of Titanic artifacts and memorabilia. 960 1280

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The Southampton Maritime Museum hosts a permanent exhibition on the Titanic’s crew. Visitors can find out about the Titanic crew’s roles onboard and their personal stories. The museum collection also includes audio of crewmember’s memories of the night the Titanic struck the iceberg. 960 1280

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A new exhibit, 'Titanic: 100 Year Obsession,' at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, highlights the history of the Titanic and its sinking in the year 1912. 960 1280

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The Titanic Belfast attraction opened in The Titanic Quarter on March 13, 2012, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast's Titanic Quarter is a waterfront regeneration project on the original site of the Harland and Wolff shipyard, birthplace of the Titanic. 960 1280

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A century ago, tens of thousands of eager spectators lined Belfast Lough to see the Titanic, the largest moving manmade object the world had ever seen -- and the most luxurious ship ever built at the time -- set sail on her maiden voyage. 960 1280

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Prepare for seasickness with the 3-D release of James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic. The movie’s characters Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater are entirely fictitious. While the passenger record does list a Jack Dawson, it is entirely coincidence. 960 1280

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Museum visitors at the Titanic Branson get the boarding pass of a Titanic passenger or crewmember when they enter, and at the end of the tour, they learn whether their passenger lived or died. 960 1280

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One hundred years ago, on April 15, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic with as many as 1,635 people onboard -- a tragedy that continues to fascinate the world. Letters and other artifacts at the Titanic Museum, Massachusetts tell the stories of the lives lost. 960 1280

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Natasha Barnard in Brazil
Natasha Barnard in Brazil

Natasha Barnard in Brazil

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Bregje Heinen at the Lençóis Maranhenses

Bregje Heinen at the Lençóis Maranhenses

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Ariel Meredith in Switzerland

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Emily DiDonato in Switzerland

Emily DiDonato in Switzerland

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Kate Bock in Switzerland

Kate Bock in Switzerland

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Anne V in Brazil

Anne V in Brazil

Anne V makes her 10th Swimsuit Edition appearance with her shoot in Brazil. 960 1280

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Valerie Van der Graaf in Brazil

Valerie Van der Graaf in Brazil

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Sara Sampaio in Cape May, NJ

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Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands

Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands

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Lily Aldridge in Aitutaki

Lily Aldridge in Aitutaki

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Hannah Ferguson in St. Lucia

Hannah Ferguson in St. Lucia

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Marloes Horst in Nosy Be, Madagascar

Marloes Horst in Nosy Be, Madagascar

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Lauren Mellor in St. Lucia

Lauren Mellor in St. Lucia

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Kate Upton in zero gravity

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